The recording of Naïve Lovers began at a very emotional time for Marc. He first set foot in the studio with Andrew Lipke just a few weeks after the passing of his father. With twenty songs undocumented, Marc went in to record what he thought might become three different records. All of the songs were laid down in demo fashion with guitar and voice before really focusing on the ten songs that became Naïve Lovers.
My Dawn Is An Endless Night, which features a catchy melody echoed by a haunting piano solo, started with the descending guitar line and found words while touring in Asheville, NC; Won’t Cross Over The Line is a classic Nashville-inspired Americana hit with drums, pedal steel guitar, a swinging vibe, and vocal harmonies guaranteed to make you move your feet; Naïve Lovers, the title track, is a whimsical and dreamy song with a guitar solo reminiscent of the sounds of Mark Knopfler or Joe Walsh. The inspiration for the lyrics came from a chance encounter with a freight hopping teenage girl in Philadelphia. After months of attempting to write a historically based fiction referencing train stations and small towns across the country, Marc found his pen and spirit released when he hypothetically paired his own remembered adventures and aspirations with hers. A return to electric guitar is found on the song Devil’s Dust, which showcases the amazing harmonica playing of Bob Beach alongside rock’n’roll drums and bluesy guitar licks that are sure to have you driving a little too fast down the highway. Trouble’s Come Over Our Love had its first verse written in a café in Nashville the night before Marc first performed at The Bluebird Café.
released April 21, 2013
All Songs Written by Marc Silver
Published by Pink Belly (ASCAP) 2010
Produced, Mixed, and Engineered by Andrew Lipke and Marc Silver
at The Record Lounge in Philadelphia, PA
Mastered by Paul Hammond and Paul Sinclair at Fat City Studios. Blue Bell, PA
Design by Allie LeFebvre
Naïve Lovers has contributions from the following musicians:
Marc Silver – Guitars/Vocals
Isaac Stanford - Pedal Steel Guitar (3,4,5,)
Mike Hlatky - Upright Bass/Vocals (3,4,5,9)
Lewin Barringer – Mandolin/Vocals (3,4,6,)
Phil D'Agostino – Electric Bass (7)
Ross Bellenoit – Electric Guitar (7, 10)
Andrew Lipke – Piano/Wurlitzer/Bass/Drums (2,5,7)
Mike Pietrusko – Drums (3)
Bob Beach – Harmonica (8)
Valentina Raffaelli – Vocals (3,4,6,)
Suzie Brown - Vocals (1,7,10)
I’d like to extend my deepest thanks and gratitude:
To my band mates, past and present, for their companionship and humor while living this musical journey. The smiles and laughter in our time together have brought me joy when joy seemed hard to come by. To my partner, James Rose, for his love and support over the past twelve years. To my father, the late Robert Silver, for his often unspoken, but deeply moving love and pride for me, and to my mother, Fran Silver, for her undeniably stubborn belief that everything I do is gold. To my sister and extended family, whose homes and hospitality have provided timely escapes to rejoice in life together. To Andrew Lipke for his constant optimism, enthusiasm, and vision: without him this project may not have seen its way to completion. To Sara and Jason Varney for their design consultation and to Jordan Rockford for late-night editing sessions and ongoing support. Finally, to all our friends and fans who have loved us, and our music through its various permutations.
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